Meghan Markle ‘wants answers’ on empty seats during Prince Harry’s speech at UN

Royal expert Neil Sean said Meghan and Harry "made that big effort to come all the way from California to spend time in New York" for the event


Meghan Markle “wants answers” after a UN event she and Prince Harry attended failed to sell out.

Last month, Meghan and Harry made the trip from their Californian home to New York for a UN event to mark Nelson Mandela Day.

Harry was a keynote speaker at the commemoration, in which he spoke out about several topics.

But footage from the event showed empty seats across the hall as Harry spoke, something royal expert Neil Sean believes is “never a good look.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Prince Harry speaking at the UN event
Prince Harry speaking at the UN event

Mr Sean said: "It must have been very difficult for Harry.

"It kind of looked like a British pantomime that hadn't sold out.

"All those empty seats is never a good look.

"According to the UN it wasn't really that well publicised. Rubbish. This was put into the world's media.

"Everybody would have known about it so what was the particular problem?

"Meghan wants answers, naturally because they made that big effort to come all the way from California to spend time in New York and when they arrived, there wasn't the welcome they both anticipated.

"You can understand they schlepped all those miles to do that,” he said on his YouTube channel.

During his speech at the UN event, Harry said: “How many of us feel battered, helpless in the face of the seemingly endless stream of disasters and devastation, I understand.

"This has been a painful year in a painful decade.

“We’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe.

“Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet, with the most vulnerable suffering most of all.

“The few weaponising lies and disinformation at the expense of the many.”

While the Duke also referred to the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Roe vs Wade abortion law as the “rolling back of constitutional rights”.

He added: “And from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the US, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom.”